If you’re the type of guy that’s been using the same hair gel for years or borrowing your girlfriend’s mousse every day — it’s probably time for a revamp in your hair care routine, you need to get products of your own that make your hair look its best.
Of course, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed when it comes to starting a hair care routine. But you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled a list of the seven best hair products for men. Read on to learn about the top men’s hair products worth trying, with recommendations that are available at your local drugstore.
1. Hair Pomade
Hair pomades are great for adding texture to your mane. Men with shorter hair will find them particularly useful for defining layers, creating shape, and holding styles. They can be used on dry hair, making them a quick and easy option for styling your hair before heading out the door. To use one, simply take a bit of product, rub it between your fingertips, then run through your hair and shape to get your desired look. Add more product as needed.
The formula of this hair pomade works overtime to add texture and thickness to your mane. It has a workable hold, making it easy to style your strands. When styling, start at the roots and then lift your hair up and out.
2. Scalp Scrub
A scalp scrub toes the line between hair care and skin care, but we’d still argue that it earns a spot as one of the best men’s hair products. Over time, other hair care and styling essentials can cause buildup on your scalp and strands, which can make your hair look dull and dirty.
Just as you need to exfoliate your face and body regularly to remove buildup, the same holds true for your scalp. A scalp scrub should be used before shampooing. Wet your hair, then apply it to your roots. Use your fingers to work it over your scalp, then rinse.
Give yourself an exfoliating scalp massage while using this sulfate-free scrub. It’s formulated with apricot seed and menthol to remove buildup and create a purified base for your hair care routine. It can also help address a dry or oily scalp, as well as treat flakes and dandruff.
3. Hair Gel
Hair gel is up next. Hair gels are a men’s hair product that can be used on all lengths. Use one to spike up your strands a la ‘90s boy band style or to slick them back. There’s no shortage of styling options, so it’s worth having one on-hand. Apply a dime-size amount to your palms, rub them together, then work throughout your mane to style as desired. Add more product if needed.
This hair gel provides long-lasting control, structure, and definition for hard-to-hold styles. Apply to damp hair and comb from front to back for a slicked back look.
This formula will give your mane clean definition, keeping your style firmly in place without building up on your strands.
4. Hair Mousse
A hair mousse is a great choice if you want more volume. Whether you want to boost your roots or have curly hair that needs some control, this men’s hair product is one worth trying. Apply a dollop to damp hair before blow-drying.
This high-performance, lightweight mousse gives lifeless hair a volume injection. Hair is boosted for a long-lasting, bouncy, and volumized look thanks to a formula that’s infused with thickening agents.
This ultra-lightweight mousse adds definition to curly hair. It provides long-lasting hold without stickiness or buildup, for soft curls that bounce from the roots to the ends.
5. Heat Protectant
Anyone who reaches for a blow-dryer on the regular needs to invest in a heat protectant. Spritz it onto your hair prior to heat-styling to protect your mane from heat damage.
This lightweight spray offers 450-degree heat protection for an ideal, sleek look that lasts. It’s formulated to work with any heat-styling tool and has a unique formula that not only helps protect from heat damage but also calms frizz, seals in shine, blocks humidity, and conditions for a sleek style that lasts three days.
This lightweight primer is formulated with rose extract to control frizz and give you a perfect blow dry, all while protecting hair from heat up to 450 degrees of heat.
6. Gray Cover-Up
Probably one of the most important products in a men’s hair care routine is an at-home hair color mix, so that you can cover up sprouting grays quickly and easily. You’ll want to make sure to choose a shade that’s as close to your hair color so that it’s easy to blend and looks natural.
This easy-mix and mess-free hair dye comes in multiple hair colors to perfectly blend grays. All you have to do is shake the bottle so that the hair color mixes, and then apply the hair dye and leave it on for five minutes.
Last but not least, we can’t leave out hairspray. If there’s one hair product for men that we deem a must for anyone’s list, it would have to be hairspray. When all is said and done, a good hairspray seals in your styling efforts and makes sure your mane looks its best all day long. Mist it over your hair at the end of your hair styling routine.
This lightweight mist locks out humidity while locking in your style. The formula instantly helps tame unruly flyaways and frizz.
This quick-dry hairspray has a water-free, humidity-resistant formula. The high-performance micro-diffused spray also offers a long-lasting hold.
Edited by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Design by: Crystal Simone
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